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Title: Landscape habitat suitability index software

Author: Dijak, William D.; Rittenhouse, Chadwick D.; Larson, Michael A.; Thompson, Frank R. III; Millspaugh, Joshua J.;

Date: 2007

Source: Journal of Wildlife Management. 71(2): 668-670.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Habitat suitability index (HSI) models are traditionally used to evaluate habitat quality for wildlife at a local scale. Rarely have such models incorporated spatial relationships of habitat components. We introduce Landscape HSImodels, a new Microsoft Windowst (Microsoft, Redmond, WA)-based program that incorporates local habitat as well as landscape-scale attributes to evaluate habitats for 21 species of wildlife.Models for additional species can be constructed using the generic model option. At a landscape scale, attributes include edge effects, patch area, distance to resources, and habitat composition. A moving window approach is used to evaluate habitat composition and interspersion within areas typical of home ranges and territories or larger. The software and sample data are available free of charge from the United States Forest Service, Northern Research Station at http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/hsi/.

Keywords: habitat, index, landscape, model, software, suitability

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Dijak, William D.; Rittenhouse, Chadwick D.; Larson, Michael A.; Thompson, Frank R. III; Millspaugh, Joshua J. 2007. Landscape habitat suitability index software. Journal of Wildlife Management. 71(2): 668-670.

 


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